The countdown to summer vacation is over, which means the family-friendly summer events in Baltimore have arrived! Get ready for days spent in bathing suits, ice cream as your main food group and tons of outdoor activities!
While there is a lot of fun to be had at the neighborhood pool or your local park, be sure to check out these exciting family-friendly events happening this June in Charm City, including hot air balloon rides, street festivals, breakfast at the zoo, a sleepover at the Science Center and more! This summer is about to become the best summer yet. So plan your vacations wisely; you don't want to miss out on these one-of-a-kind Baltimore summer events!
Be sure to grab your sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, and get ready for some fun in the Charm City sun!
Balloon Walkabout at Taste of 3 Cities Food Truck Festival Photo Courtesy of Taste of 3 Cities
8th Annual Taste of 3 Cities Food Truck Festival at Patterson Park
Enjoy the best food trucks in the region and take a ride on a hot air balloon at the 8th Annual Taste of 3 Cities Food Truck Festival! This Baltimore-favorite festival will take place on June 1st from noon to 9 p.m. There will be live music featuring D.C. & Baltimore area's top bands, a Kid's Zone with kid-friendly activities, an Artist's Alley, and a balloon ride and walkabout! This family-friendly event is also pet-friendly. Children 12 and under are free, click HERE to buy tickets.
Kids having fun at the 4th Annual Baltimore Bubble Parade Photo by Dorret Oosterhoff
5th Annual Baltimore Bubble Parade at Roosevelt Park Hampden- FREE
Join the 5th Annual Baltimore Bubble Parade and spread kindness and positivity while having fun! The parade takes place on June 2nd from 1:30 p.m.- 3 p.m. and meets on the corner of Falls and 36th Street in Hampden. Bring your favorite bubble wands, bubble guns, bubble machines, and bubble anything! You are also encouraged to dress colorfully and bring whimsical props like hula hoops, stilts, juggling balls, and giant bubble wands. The walk is short and everyone is welcome to walk at their own pace. This family-friendly event is also dog-friendly.
Books in Bloom Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion
3rd Annual Books in Bloom Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland- FREE
This is the perfect summer event for bookworms young and old! Head to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, June 2nd for the 3rd Annual Books in Bloom Festival from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. There will be author readings, panel discussions, curated culinary offerings, a Rosé and Beer Garden, live music and a Busboys & Poets pop-up bookstore. This festival offers fun for the whole family with children’s activities, including face painting, puppet shows, glitter tattoos, story time and more! Click here to register for this event through CertifiKID.
Photos courtesy Columbia Association
KidsDay 2019 at The Columbia SportsPark in Columbia, Maryland - FREE
Welcome summer with a day of family fun at KidsDay on Saturday, June 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a day full of exciting activities like mini-golf, batting cage sessions, games, inflatables, face painting, demos, giveaways and more! There will also be food and beverages available for purchase. Click HERE to register for this free event!
St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival at the GreekTown Square & Events Center - FREE
Enjoy a visit to Greece without leaving Baltimore at the St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival on June 6th-10th from noon to 10 p.m. Maryland's largest Greek event will include all the wonderful contributions of Greek culture from the food, music, dance and "of course" Greek hospitality. This family-friendly event includes arts & crafts, kids activities and live music. Guests can enjoy free parking along with free admission.
World Oceans Day at the National Aquarium
Work together to end plastic pollution and create innovative ways to protect the ocean at World Oceans Day on Saturday, June 8th from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. This National Aquarium event will include a day of fun interactive activities, games and educational opportunities. Learn about how plastic can impact our lives and the world around us, all activities are included with Aquarium admission. Click HERE to purchase Aquarium daily admission tickets.
Elvis with Baltimore's Best Hon 2018 Amber Nelson and her court Photo by Jan Exler
Baltimore’s 26th Annual HONfest 2019 at Cafe Hon - FREE
Baltimore's HONfest returns June 8th-9th with all the boas, beehive hairstyles and pink-patterned outfits. HONfest celebrates the memory of the historic working women of Baltimore and symbolizes the charm and goodwill within Charm City. This local family-friendly event takes place from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and includes plenty of craft vendors, food vendors, performers, and live music!
Baltimore’s 9th Annual World Refugee Day 2019 Family Festival at Creative Alliance - FREE
Celebrate the immigrant and refugee communities that have helped shape Baltimore into the unique city it is today at the 9th Annual World Refugee Day on June 15th from noon to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy food, music, student art exhibitions, art vendors, face-painting, and other activities by various partnering refugee groups. There will also be kid-friendly activities including Haitian-inspired arts & crafts, piñata-making workshops and African head-wrap demonstrations. Click HERE to RSVP for this free event.
Kids enjoying breakfast with chimps Photo Courtesy of the Maryland Zoo
Breakfast with the Celebrity Birds at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Start your Saturday morning off right with Breakfast with the Animals at the Maryland Zoo on June 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Experience the Zoo before opening hours and enjoy a breakfast like never before outside the penguin coast. Breakfast will be served buffet-style and guests will be able to interact with the celebrity birds. Once breakfast is over explore the rest of the zoo and animal exhibits. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Father's Day Catch on the Field Photo Courtesy of the Baltimore Orioles
Celebrate Dad this Month with these Father's Day Events
Father's Day is here again on June 16th, a day to celebrate the funny, strong and supportive men in our lives. Make this Father's Day extra memorable with a family cookout, a car show and playing catch in Camden Yards!
4th Annual Father’s Day Family Cookout at Easterwood Park Baltimore - FREE
Celebrate Father's Day at the 4th Annual Father's Day Family Cookout hosted by the Baltimore nonprofit K.E.Y.S. Empowers. The family cookout will take place on Saturday, June 15th from noon to 5 p.m. There will be field day events, a KEYS All-Stars vs. KEYS Rising Stars Celebrity Basketball game, as well as free food, music, a gaming truck and more! Click HERE to register for this free event.
Fells Point Father's Day "Pop-Up" Car Show at Fell's Point Main Street - FREE
Treat Dad to a special Father's Day event at the Fells Point Father's Day "Pop Up" Car Show on Sunday, June 16th from noon to 5 p.m. There will be classic cars featured from all around Maryland, a "Best in Show" $500 cash prize and all the "car talk" your dad has dreamed of. Enjoy the day strolling around some unique cars and voting on your favorites at this free event.
Father’s Day Catch on the Field at the Camden Yards
Enjoy a pregame to Father's Day at the Orioles vs. Red Sox game on June 16th with Father's Day Catch on the Field. A perfect Father's Day activity for the baseball-loving dad and active kids! Play catch out on the ball field from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and get a taste of the pro-baseball views from the diamond. This event is free with paid admission to the game, a minimum purchase of two ticket packages are required. Click HERE to purchase tickets. A portion of the proceeds from this game will benefit the Prostate Cancer Discovery Fund.
Matilda at Olney Theatre in Olney, Maryland
See Matilda The Musical the original story by Roald Dahl, at Olney Theatre Center on select dates from June 21st- July 21st. Watch the story of Matilda unfold with her fearful moments of childhood paired with her humor and witty musical numbers. This show is recommended for ages 8 and up. Save 29% off on select dates to Matilda.
Phantom of the Opera at Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre
Phantom of the Opera at Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre in Cockeysville, Maryland
Watch an original musical adaption of the Phantom of the Opera on select dates from June 15th-30th at Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre. This unique theatre experience re-tells the original story of the phantom and his obsession and love for the beautiful soprano, Christine Daae. The full performance runs for two-hours and this intimate theatre allows for a clear view of the stage from all seats. Save 25% off on tickets to the Phantom of the Opera.
2019 Manor Hill Farm Fest in Ellicott City, Maryland
Head to Manor Hill Brewing on June 22nd for the Manor Hill Farm Fest on their 54-acre working farm from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be beer from Manor Hill, farm tours, educational activities including the hops growing and harvesting process, food trucks, live music, yard games and more! Guests under the age of 21 are free but require a ticket (available when purchasing general admission). Click HERE to purchase tickets. If you can't make this brewery event, check out our article on 10 Kid-Friendly Wineries and Breweries in the Baltimore Area.
Summer Solstice Faerie Festival Photo by Reazor
Summer Solstice Faerie Festival at Marshy Point Nature Center in Baltimore, Maryland
Grab your fairy wings and some fairy dust for a truly magical event at Marshy Point Nature Center. The Summer Solstice Faerie Festival takes place on Saturday, June 22nd-23rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Celebrate the magic found at Spoutwood Farm and their 27 years of enchantment with The Greenman, Lady Lucy and the family of fae. There will be family-fun activities and games to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Super Science Sleepover: Double Dog Dare at the Maryland Science Center
Are you ready for a seriously wacky and silly challenge? Sign up for the Super Science Sleepover: Double Dog Dare and brace yourself for obstacles with scooters, catapults and toilet plungers. There will be scavenger hunts through the exhibits and super science trivia. Then in the morning, prepare for the Slopstacle Course, it's a double dog dare challenge! The sleepover will take place from June 29th-30th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. This event is for children 5 and older. All children must have an adult in their party. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Family Sailing Lessons by the Annapolis Sailing School
Take a Sailing Lesson at Annapolis Sailing School
Explore the Annapolis Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay during a two-hour sailing lesson with the Annapolis Sailing School. Take the whole family out for some quality time on the water and work as a team to learn water safety, basic sailing terminology, sail trim, and opportunities with steering, tacking and jibing. This exciting summer activity is for ages 10 and up. Save up to 56% off a 2-hour sailing lesson with this CertifiKID offer.
Family Adventure Cruise on the Urban Pirates Ship
Go on a Family Adventure Cruise on the Baltimore Harbor
All aboard the Urban Pirates ship for a Family Adventure Cruise! Prepare to transform the whole family into pirates with pirate attire, talk, songs, and games. Man the water cannon and splash enemies to protect the treasure on board. The whole family will love this unique summer activity and will be singing about their pirate days for years to come. Save up to 40% off on an Urban Pirates Family Adventure Cruise with this CertifiKID offer.
Water Playground at Six Flags America Hurricane Harbor Waterpark
Spend the day at Six Flags America Theme Park and Waterpark in Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Beat the heat at Six Flags America Hurricane Harbor Waterpark! Swim and splash in the region's largest wave pool, play at the water playground or relax on the lazy river. If you grow tired of playing in the water, explore the main park with 10 roller coasters and two play areas for kids. A day trip to the amusement park is the perfect cure for summer boredom! Save 33% off Any Day Admission with this CertifiKID offer.
Flicks on the Hill Photo Courtesy of AVAM
Plan a Family Outdoor Movie Night in Baltimore
Now that summer is here, take advantage of the warm weather and watch a movie outdoors! Baltimore offers several free outdoor movie screenings with kid-friendly Disney classics, Marvel movies and more. Just grab some popcorn and a blanket, this will become your new favorite summer family tradition. Check out this CertifiKID article for family-friendly outdoor movies in Baltimore this summer.
For more family-fun this month check out our Things to do in June with Kids in Washington, D.C. post!
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